Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is on a mission to provide skills training, job development and social services to New Mexicans.
What We Do
At Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, we’re more than just a thrift store. We’re a local, nonprofit agency that helps New Mexicans find jobs and gain access to specialized social services. Our programs and services are funded primarily by revenue generated through the sale of donated clothing, housewares, furniture and more through our 16 stores.
How We Do It
Every time you make a donation or a purchase in one of our stores, you help someone secure community employment or gain access to social services. Learn more about the life of a Goodwill Donation.
Who We Serve
We serve New Mexicans in search of employment or skills training and those in need of specialized social services. That may include low income seniors age 55+, homeless or near homeless veterans, those with brain injuries, those needing to brush up on their employment basics or just about any New Mexican seeking employment. Most of our program participants are referred from social service agencies. Others submit an application for services on our website or walk in and ask for assistance. Over the years, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico has developed a network of partners including for-profit and nonprofit organizations that refer individuals in need of our services.
How We Fund It
100% of the money made from the sale of your donation stays with Goodwill and in the State of New Mexico. This revenue is used to fund our programs and services that are offered free of charge to qualifying New Mexicans. GINM also has a robust recycling effort whereby we create income from donated items that either fail to be sold in our stores of are not saleable. This includes recycled electronics and computers, recyclable materials like plastic, paper, cardboard and metal, as well as textiles and shoes. In addition, we actively seek grant funding from foundations, government agencies and corporations. We also receive generous financial contributions from private individuals and host a benefit concert to raise money for our programs and services on an annual basis.
Why It Matters
Goodwill makes a difference in the community by helping New Mexicans gain the skills and training they need to secure stable community-based employment. We help thousands of individuals each year to stand on their own two feet and experience the power of work!
Our Local Impact
Each year Goodwill Industries of New Mexico provides assistance to more than 18,000 New Mexicans through our free programs and services. We also employ nearly 400 staff members locally in our corporate office, retail operations and secondary market operations. In addition, we also focus on green initiatives. At Goodwill, we always say that we were "green before going green was cool." We have an extensive recycling effort that focuses on keeping items out of the landfill. On average, we recycle more than 10 million pounds of items each year and help protect our environment.